Why Bella Thorne's in hot water over her OnlyFans again
Originally, Bella Thorne said that she joined OnlyFans to research a new role in the summer of 2020, per The New York Times, but she ultimately ended up making $2 million in less than a week by charging $200 for nudes to her 50,000 followers, according to The Guardian. However, her nudes weren't exactly X-rated, causing users to demand refunds.
Although the platform was praised for allowing sex workers to have full control of their earnings, the attention Thorne drew seemingly caused OnlyFans to limit exclusive content to $50 and cap tips at $100. Previously, the platform didn't have payment caps at all. OnlyFans also changed its weekly payment policy to monthly, impacting those who rely on their OnlyFans income. The platform has denied the change was a result of Thorne's time on the platform, stating they were "not based on any one user," per Rolling Stone.
Despite OnlyFan's claim, the actress took to social media to address the controversy. "Remove the stigma behind sex, sex work, and the negativity that surrounds the word SEX itself by bringing a mainstream face to it that's what I was trying to do, to help bring more faces to the site to create more revenue for content creators on the site," she wrote in a series of tweets on Aug. 29, 2020. Stating that she had the best interest of the creator, she concluded, writing, "... in this process I hurt you and for that I'm truly sorry."